TXA Specialist - Apparel Design and Construction Labs
College of Natural Sciences
School of Human Ecology - Division of Textiles
Jul 19, 2021
Open until filled
Availability as early as August 16, 2021, through May 31, 2022,
with potential for extension based on performance and funding. Fall
2021 and Spring 2022 hours will vary. Position to report to Sara
Stewart Stevens, Program Director, Division of Textiles and Apparel
(TXA), School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences.
- Familiarity with all of the machines: tabletop, sergers,
overlock, and industrials: straight stitch, walking foot, and 3
& 5 thread serger. Familiarity with garment patterns and sewing
experience. Must be able to answer student questions about garment
construction coursework and assignments. A design and/or garment
- Supervises sewing lab equipment.
- Prepares specifications for setting up equipment in classrooms
and laboratories. Supervises issuance of supplies and equipment.
Oversees the classroom set up for lectures, demonstrations or
experiments. Instructs students, departmental employees and faculty
members in the uses of equipment, and in proper supply procedures.
Conducts inventory of equipment and supplies. Maintains inventory
of materials and equipment. Orders lab supplies; works closely with
Accounting to assure signed documentation of received equipment
arrives in a timely fashion.
- Will work with instructors to prep labs the week prior to the
fall semester starting. Coordinates with all faculty, staff and
graduate students related to TXA labs. Reports to Undergraduate
Curriculum Committee, lab faculty and Undergraduate Advisor to
assist with curricular goals in undergraduate labs. Oversees and
prepares multiple overlapping lab sections for three courses (8-9
sections per semester).
Bachelor's Degree in Textiles and Apparel or related field. 2 years
of experience in fashion design. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent attention to detail. Ability to enforce safety guidelines
in the laboratory.
Relevant experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Experience related to functions described above. Demonstrated
leadership/teaching skills, initiative, and professionalism.
Applicants must upload a current CV/Resume, cover letter, and copy
of college transcript to Interfolio. They must also arrange for a
minimum of 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded by the letter
writers. Letters of recommendation must address teaching
qualifications or ability to communicate complex ideas to diverse
The College of Natural Sciences is committed to building a diverse
faculty. The department is interested in individuals who will
contribute to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity in
higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and
are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational
environment. The department is especially interested in and values
candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved
populations and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the
diversity of their academic communities. The Department views
inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all
applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and
affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,
religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.
To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/77719